I see that the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson,has offered to pay Spurs £17M in `compensation` if the club withdraws its objection to West Ham being gifted rights to the Olympic Stadium. Now that begs the question why Everton didn`t kick up a fuss about a huge tract of Stanley Park being gifted to the dark side!
I know Liverpool Council may not have been as generous with ratepayers' money as Daft Boris but very similar principles of fair play and even-handedness apply and it would have been well worth a try. Even if an award had been ring-fenced for development, even half that amount would have financed the aborted Park End scheme at least!
An enquiry to the Goodison Press Office brought the response that `legal advice was against such a claim and, anyway, it`s history!`.
So yet again, Blue Bill has been sold short by his advisors and, as I wrote recently, with advisors like these ? no wonder he`s in trouble!
Richard Dodd, Posted 04/10/2011 at 14:00:44
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1 Posted 04/10/2011 at 14:41:04
2 Posted 04/10/2011 at 15:04:48
3 Posted 04/10/2011 at 15:31:25
4 Posted 04/10/2011 at 15:35:41
5 Posted 04/10/2011 at 16:18:05
End of thread!
6 Posted 04/10/2011 at 17:16:43
We weren't going toe - to - toe with the shite for Stanley park, so I don't understand why we would have a compensation claim.
7 Posted 04/10/2011 at 19:02:31
Liverpool where then offered the chance to build a stadium on the Kings Dock but, as the capacity would only be 55,000, they ? to the astonishment of the council ? turned it down. We then jumped in and said we'd have it and, having offered it to the Shite, they obviously couldn't knock us back.
With us getting a new stadium ,those cheeky fuckers asked if they could have Stanley Park and unbelievably got the go-ahead. So, with us having been given the Kings Dock site, we didn't complain! The rest is history.
8 Posted 04/10/2011 at 19:39:06
9 Posted 04/10/2011 at 19:52:26
For something to get to application stage, and then get refused outright, you actually have to have something in the first place.
10 Posted 04/10/2011 at 20:32:48
11 Posted 04/10/2011 at 20:44:00
Spurs and West Ham applied for the same site and Spurs are seekig compensation.
12 Posted 04/10/2011 at 21:06:11
Could I apply for say some scrub land that Tesco could build on and be given £17 million too?
13 Posted 04/10/2011 at 21:22:33
Having re-read it....you must be joking Richard. I know we are desperate for cash, but the words clutching and straws spring to mind. Funny though.
14 Posted 05/10/2011 at 05:55:57
Anybody else think that this statement makes no sense whatsoever?! ;)
15 Posted 05/10/2011 at 07:15:25
16 Posted 05/10/2011 at 09:07:14
17 Posted 05/10/2011 at 09:56:33
That's why no action was taken in the first place.
18 Posted 05/10/2011 at 10:55:22
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